Monday, July 30, 2012

Lauterbrunnen Waterfall - 6x6

Just got back from a weekend in Denver. Saw some great thunderstorms, played Catan, saw how candy canes are made, ate way too much food, celebrated big birthdays, and located a car battery. Now back to work! 

This is another piece from that rainy day in Switzerland.  We were on a pretty miserable hike that day, my feet were soaked, and my throat hurt, but I got a lot of good painting material from it, so I guess it was worth it. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mount Pilatus Church - 6x6

We took the cogwheel train up Mt. Pilatus while we were in Lucerne.  This little church building was up on it's own cliff, I have no idea how people get to it.  But there must have been a way because there were people walking around outside.  I managed to snag this shot while we were in the cable car on the way back down. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cloudy day in the Lauterbrunnen Valley - 8x10

I know I'm a fool for even trying to paint part of the alps (they are far too beautiful). But these clouds made it just too tempting. 

Oil on stretched linen, 8x10 inches

Monday, July 23, 2012

Montana Clouds - 15x30

This is a big one for me.  I was in one of those moods where I wanted to paint something big, and just throw paint around for a while. These big cloud paintings are always good for that. 

Oil on stretched canvas, 15x30 inches

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Montana Sky - 6x12

Another skyscape today, this one feel like summer to me. 

Oil on stretched linen, 6x12 inches 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

South Dakota Clouds - 6x6

I played around with a bright red background for this painting.  I like to switch up my panel tones every once in a while, but I always end up coming back to my trusty old burnt sienna wash. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lady Liberty - 6x6

I couldn't resist, I had to have a go at this, just to see what would happen.  Plus the sky was pretty fun that day, 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

In other news, the show opening at the Tennis Club last Friday was awesome! Thanks to everyone who came out to see it!
One of my favorite parts of the night? When my friend Nif came up to me and said "Sharon, Elaine from Seinfeld is looking at your paintings" lol, love it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

New York City Street - 10x20

Another painting from my New York trip.  I was so excited about this one that I knew I had to paint it larger than normal. 

Oil on cradled panel, 10x20 inches 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Three Boats - 9x12

This is probably my favorite of the new harbor paintings I did for the Tennis Club show (opening tomorrow). I really love how the water turned out, and I had fun getting a little loose with it. 

Oil on panel, 9x12 inches
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Show Opening!

I spent this morning hanging my show at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, the official opening is this Friday from 5:30-7:30. I hope to see you there! (Click here for directions and other information)

"Two Boats"
Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Santa Barbara Harbor Reflections - 8x10

Another for my upcoming show at the SB Tennis Club.  The opening reception is next Friday (July 13th) from 5:30-7:30, I think it's going to be great! If you're interested in a pre-sale of this or any other Tennis Club piece please contact me before the opening! 

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches
Available at Divine Inspiration Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

MOMA Self Portrait - 6x6

A similar painting to yesterday, except this one has me in it! I really wanted to feature this particular painting but no one would stand in front of it just right, so I had to do it myself. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Monday, July 2, 2012

MOMA Klimt - 5x7

I found a new game to play while I was at the MOMA.  This was fun to paint because I got to reproduce a Klimt painting and try to reproduce the look of interior lighting on a figure...not the easiest thing to do. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches